What is a dental filling?
To restore a tooth that has been damaged by decay back to its natural shape and strength, we may recommend a dental filling. A dental filling is used to restore the shape and function of a tooth after decayed tooth structure has been removed.
Do I need a dental filling?
When you come into our office, Dr. Aram Cazazian can detect any tooth decay that needs to be treated with a dental filling. A small mirror will be used to examine the surfaces of each tooth. If anything looks abnormal, it will be inspected more closely with special instruments. Dental X-rays may also be used to get a closer look.
How is a dental filling placed?
First, the area will be numbed to ensure comfort during the procedure. Decay will be removed from the tooth and the area will be thoroughly cleaned. The area will be examined to make sure that all decay and debris has been removed. Then the dental filling will be placed. If composite material is being used, the filling will be placed in layers. Each layer will be cured as it is placed. The final filling is shaped and polished.
How do I take care of my dental filling?
It may come as a surprise that a dental filling does not need any special care. All you need to do is care for the tooth with the filling in the same way that you would your regular teeth. Be sure to brush your teeth once a day and floss once daily. Also, visit our office at least twice a year for professional cleanings and exams.
We welcome you to contact our office today at (718) 423-7009 to learn more about dental fillings in Bayside, New York, and to schedule a visit with our dentist.